Doing Good, Planning Harm

Review: Ironically, those who were set apart to do God’s work were the same people found opposing God’s Son in Mark 3:1-6. The synagogue leaders laid a trap to catch Jesus “working” on a Sabbath so they could accuse and then destroy him. These same leaders would go on to form an alliance with bitter enemies so that Jesus would be no more. Angry and grieved, Jesus responded with compassion and mercy by healing a withered hand man on the one day of the week set apart for doing good, the Sabbath. Jesus demonstrates his deity as Lord over creation and Lord of the Sabbath.